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ED'IT, verb transitive [from Latin edo, to publish; e and do, to give.]

1. Properly, to publish; more usually, to superintend a publication; to prepare a book or paper for the public eye, by writing, correcting or selecting the matter.

Those who know how volumes of the fathers are generally edited.

2. To publish.

Abelard wrote many philosophical treatises which have never been edited.